Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

Tex-Mex Tater Tot Casserole

  • 1 – 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 C onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 crushed red peppers
  • 1 1/2 C mild salsa
  • 1 C corn
  • 1 banana pepper, chopped
  • 1 C water
  • 1 can chili beans
  • Frozen tater tots
  • 1/2 C shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brown ground beef in large skillet; drain.  Stir in onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and garlic salt.  Cook until onion is tender.  Add salsa, banana pepper, and water.  Bring to low boil.  Reduce heat to simmer.  Stir in shredded Mexican blend cheese.  Pour mixture into 9×13 baking dish.  Top with tater tots. Bake 25 minutes.  Sprinkle with 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese.  Bake 5 minutes longer.

 

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